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Fishing equipment

Gillhams Fishing Resorts are proud to be sponsored by the following companies: Free Spirit fishing rods, Catmaster Tackle, Fosters of Birmingham, G-Force, Spomb, Shimano, Solar Tackle, Reuben Heaton, Friendly Fisherman at Tunbridge Wells and Korda. All anglers will be supplied with 2 x rods, reels, rod pod, electronic alarms; all end tackle, plus a reasonable amount of free bait.

We use the following equipment:

Free spirit 10ft 6lb test curve Cat Tamer rods. After being offered and testing various other companies’ rods, the Free Spirit rods were by far the number one choice. With these rods you still feel fish down to 10lbs but believe us, they have the power to subdue our biggest residents.In our experience these are the best rods on the market.

Shimano XTA Long Cast Baitrunner reels. Again we tried the rest and there was no contest. These reels are robust and have a superb drag system. The Baitrunners are, as expected from Shimano are the best.

All our reels are loaded with our own brand of 80lb braid which offers greater durability, longer casting range and more direct contact with the fish as opposed to mono line.

We use Fox alarms they have stood the test of time with the abuse they get here in the tropics.

Fox swinger indicators; these are the best swinger system on the market; with their adjustable weights on the arms they cover all situations.

We use various end tackle and rig bits from all the above mentioned companies. This gives us the opportunity to present baits on the most advanced and safe rigs in various forms on the market today,

We field test many new products for all our sponsors. For us, these are the companies we can trust. Their products are fish safe and more than capable in handling our huge fish. When you hook a fish of a lifetime, these companies’ products will not let you, or us down!

All anglers are supplied with a reasonable amount of free bait on a daily basis, they are as follows: One bucket of stick pellet weighing approximately 3kgs, 1kg of boilies a approx half a kg of dead sea fish

Additional bait available which can be purchased (subject to availability) We only allow outside baits from recognised bait companies, in their original sealed unopened packaging. To be honest the amount of our boilies and pellets the fish see, plus the quality ingredients we put in our bait, make it very hard to switch fish onto other baits.

Boilies 500 baht per 1kg bag or single purchase of 10kg for 4,500 baht

8mm and 20mm Gillhams pellet 250 baht per kg, or single purchase sack of 20kg for 4,500 baht

Stick pellet at 50 baht per kilo

Sea fish dead baits in ½ kg packs are 55 baht per pack, strictly only fish baits supplied by us to be used.

Groundbait (method mix) one x 8kg bowl 400 baht per bowl

Pop-ups 150 baht per tub

Chicken hearts 55 baht per pack

Every angler is provided with 2 x Free Spirit 6lb tc CatTamer rods, 2 x Shimano XTA long cast big pit baitrunner reels, 2 x Fox alarms and swingers, 1 x Solar rod pod, all end tackle plus 1 kg of boilies, 3kg of stick pellet and ½ kg of fish per day.

An additional third rod can be added to the standard set up at 2,000 baht per day

Light rod for catching small fish such as Tilapia, 1,000 baht per day.

If you need any more advice on tackle used at Gillhams, why not contact us and send your questions for the “Ask Stuart” section on our web site.